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London Local Authorities Act 1995

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9Special temporary prohibitions

(1)A participating council may, by notice, make a special temporary waiting prohibition in respect of a road or part of a road within a special parking area in the borough of that council.

(2)While a prohibition is in force the waiting of vehicles on the part of the road to which it relates shall be prohibited and that prohibition shall be enforceable as if it had been imposed by an order under section 6 of the Act of 1984.

(3)A prohibition may not—

(a)be made unless the participating council are satisfied that waiting should be prohibited for the purpose of—

(i)facilitating the holding of a special event; or

(ii)enabling members of the public to watch a special event; or

(iii)reducing the disruption to traffic likely to be caused by a special event; or

(b)last longer than three days.

(4)A notice under this section shall be displayed in a prominent place in the vicinity of the part of the road to which the prohibition relates for a period of not less than one day before the prohibition comes into effect and for the duration of the prohibition and shall—

(a)state that whilst the prohibition is in force the waiting of vehicles is prohibited in the part of the road to which the prohibition relates; and

(b)state the maximum duration of the prohibition.

(5)Subject to subsections (3) and (4) above, the Secretary of State may make regulations with respect to the procedure to be followed in connection with the giving of notice under this section including provision for notifying the public of the exercise, or proposed exercise, of the powers conferred by this section and the effect of notices made in the exercise of those powers.

(6)Any regulations under this section may make different provisions for different circumstances; and where this section or any regulations thereunder require a participating council to post a notice in a road, the council may take such steps for that purpose as they think fit, including the use for that purpose of any lamp-post, traffic sign or other structure whatsoever in the road, whether or not belonging to that authority.

(7)Regulations under this section shall be made by statutory instrument subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(8)In this section—

  • “prohibition” means a special temporary waiting prohibition made under subsection (1) above;

  • “special event” means any individual event including any sporting event, social event, entertainment or funeral which in the opinion of the participating council concerned requires a prohibition to be made for the purpose of safety, relieving traffic congestion or facilitating the holding of the event; and

  • “waiting” means waiting for any purpose including the delivery or collection of goods or merchandise and the loading or unloading of vehicles.

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